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Monday, October 16, 2006

Walmart and the RIAA

Local DJ and walking encyclopedia of all things radio and music, Brian Pierce, explains how Walmart beat the RIAA at their own game:

The record companies have finally conceded that they need Wal Mart more - than Wal Mart needs them. Their own studies indicate that CD sales will fall dramatically if Wal Mart drops their product. This is forcing the record companies to reconsider CD pricing overall. It looks bad when the record store has a CD at $17.99 - and down the street Wal Mart has it for $9.99.

And in the process, the music consumer wins. Maybe.

Posted by Marie at October 16, 2006 9:30 PM

Comments

The internet gives the artist the ability to bypass the RIAA and Walmart and market their music directly to music consumers. Every step in that direction is a win for music consumers and artists.

Posted by: Rob at October 17, 2006 10:39 AM

At one time we had 8 tracks and thought they were really something. When cassettes entered the picture, we thought it couldn't get any better than this. Then came CDs and nothing compared to them. Now with the digital revolution you have the Internet and iPod.

Personally, I only listen to music Pandora.com. on the Internet now.

Posted by: Don Ray at October 17, 2006 11:22 AM